What we do

Poppyscotland believes that the Armed Forces community in Scotland deserves special support in recognition of the sacrifices made through their service.  Some need help as a result of issues brought about by their time in the military.  Others need help making the adjustment from military to civilian life. Many need our help years after leaving the Armed Forces. Regardless of when the need has arisen, Poppyscotland will be there. Our welfare services are broadly split into seven areas of work:

SUPPORT_FUNDING_ICON Tailored support & funding

 

ADVICE_ICON Advice

 

EMPLOYMENT_ICON Employment

 

MOBILITY_ICON Mobility

 

RESPITE_ICON Respite

 

HOUSING_ICON Housing

 

MENTAL_HEALTH_ICON Mental Health

 

Poppyscotland’s welfare services have been established on the following principles:

  1. We believe in early intervention, stopping a problem becoming a crisis
  2. We believe in empowering individuals, giving them the means to regain control of their lives
  3. We believe in a holistic approach, not simply problem-solving but identifying and addressing root causes
  4. We believe in a local response, national service standards that are tailored to meet local needs, ensuring no one is disadvantaged by virtue of where they live
  5. We believe in collaboration, working with others to achieve the best outcome for beneficiaries
  6. We believe in an evidence-led approach, where services are developed on the basis of sound, empirical evidence
  7. We believe in sustainability, ensuring our services have long-lasting impact

 

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“Poppy-up” Shops set to open their doors as Centenary Appeal draws near

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